From Barrackpore, SECAS II next moved to Kalyani in West Bengal. It was welcomed by Ms. Sangeeta Swapon Kumar Kundu, SDM, Kalyani, Nadia, West Bengal.
SECAS II exhibition was scheduled for three days at Kalyani, and a very enthusiastic response was received from the general visitors as well as students at Kalyani. Altogether in three days, more than 16,000 people including students from 32 different educational institutions visited the exhibition train.
At Kalyani, the complementary activities of SECAS II in the JOS Lab, Kids Zone and Platform Activity also registered good participation. In the JOS Lab, students performed experiments based on concepts like Laws of Motion, Momentum and Velocity, Centre of Gravity, Dendrochronology, Secondary growth in Plants, Working of Lens Camera, Chromatography, Reflection and Refraction of Light, Seed Morphology and its use in Taxonomy etc. Similarly, in the Kids Zone, children enjoyed making science based models like ‘Clap in the Air’, ‘Balancing Butterfly’, ‘Whirling Fan’, ‘Acrobatic Capsule’ and ‘Kaleidoscope’.
SECAS II team conducted two Teachers Orientation sessions for Primary teachers at Kalyani, focusing on hands-on approach for teaching science and maths. It was very well appreciated by the participants.
At Kalyani, SECAS II crossed 50,000 students’ participation in the Platform Activity. Additionally, Science Express, cumulative of all its phases (Phase I-IX) crossed 16.3 million visitors’ mark on the last day of the halt at Kalyani.
With this, the three day halt of SECAS II at Kalyani, came to a successful end and the team packed up and made preparations for their departure to the next station –Chandil in Jharkhand.